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To the editor:Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. There is no known cause, and a lifelong responsibility — and often, an emotional and financial struggle … more
To the editor: Dear Selectmen, This letter is written in regards to Article 38 Amendment for “Agri-tourism” language that was voted to be embedded in the already existing “Right To … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Town Financial Referendum will take place on Saturday, May 21, at Tiverton High School. Three budget choices will be on the ballot. It's important that the voters of … more
To the editor: As a Rhode Islander and a practicing physician for more than 30 years, I urge everyone to vote for Bernie Sanders for president. He is the only candidate advocating eliminating our … more
To the editor: The residents of Portsmouth are very fortunate to have such a fine group of young men and women serving in the Portsmouth Police Department. more
To the editor: Dear friends, neighbors and fellow farmers, Last nights Town Meeting was the culmination of months and months of work.  My family and I have learned a lot about how our … more
 To the editor: It was with great enjoyment that I read Kate Chase’s thoughtful missive “Westport's awful ‘fork in the road’ needs to go away” (Shorelines, April 30).  Ahoy ho! for … more
Last weekend brought the first Red Sox-Yankees action of the season to Fenway Park and ended with the first Red Sox sweep of the Yankees since 2013. The final game was an 8-7 thriller that featured a … more
Gun lobbyists like to promote the notion that the best way to deal with gun-toting madmen is to arm everyone else. Experience says otherwise —in households, for instance, guns are vastly more … more
Within hours of what many pundits around the world deemed to be the culmination of the greatest upset in the history of sport with Leicester City Football Club claiming the Premier League … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.